John Harwood is Chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC and a political writer for The New York Times. Harwood hosts the CNBC Digital original video series "Speakeasy with John Harwood."
Harwood was born in Louisville, Ky., and grew up in the Maryland suburbs outside of the nation's capital. He has been around journalism and politics all his life; his first trip on a presidential campaign press plane came when he was 11 years old and accompanied his father, then a political reporter for The Washington Post.
While still in high school, he began his journalism career as a copy boy at The Washington Star. He studied history and economics at Duke University and graduated magna cum laude in 1978. Harwood subsequently joined The St. Petersburg Times, reporting on police, investigative projects, local government and politics. Later he became state capital correspondent in Tallahassee, Washington correspondent and political editor. While covering national politics, he also traveled extensively to South Africa, where he covered deepening unrest against the apartheid regime.
In 1989, Harwood was named a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where he spent the 1989-90 academic year. In 1991, he joined The Wall Street Journal as White House correspondent, covering the administration of the George H. W. Bush. Later Harwood reported on Congress. In 1997, he became The Wall Street Journal's Political Editor and chief political correspondent.
While at The Wall Street Journal, Harwood wrote the newspaper's political column, "Washington Wire," and oversaw the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. In March 2006, he joined CNBC as Chief Washington Correspondent.
In addition to CNBC, Harwood offers political analysis on "NBC Nightly News" and PBS' "Washington Week in Review," among other television and radio programs. Harwood has covered each of the last eight presidential elections.
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CNBC’s John Harwood is in Las Vegas and reports the latest from last night’s debate.
Michael Feldman, democratic strategist, Steve Forbes, Forbes Media, discuss whether Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been able to get their message across to their base.
Stan Collender, Qorvis MLSGROUP, and CNBC's John Harwood, discuss Donald Trump's controversial comment about accepting the election results.
CNBC's John Harwood provides highlights from the third presidential debate.
CNBC's John Harwood takes a look at the latest in the polls ahead of the last debate tonight.
Chuck Schumer, possibly the next Senate majority leader, sat down with CNBC's John Harwood to talk Trump, Clinton and chances for legislation.
In a Speakeasy interview with John Harwood, Sen. Schumer speaks on how he will work with Republicans on immigration reform, an infrastructure bill paid with a big International Tax Reform provision, challenges in overcoming the gridlock and much more.
CNBC's John Harwood asks Sen. Schumer about the chances of getting TPP done in a lame duck session and the chances of Senate Republicans putting Merrick Garland up for a vote if Hillary wins.